Preventive Dentistry - Bayville

Enjoy a Smile That’s Healthy for a Lifetime

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The key to preserving the health of your smile is preventive dentistry from our knowledgeable team at Bayville Dental Arts. We offer a variety of treatments designed to protect your teeth from common oral health problems, like cavities, gum disease, and dental damage, and do everything we can to help you maintain a complete and natural grin. Call our office today to schedule an appointment if it has been longer than six months since you last saw a dentist.

Why Choose Bayville Dental Arts for Preventive Dentistry?

  • In-Network with Several Major PPO Insurances
  • We Personalize Every Treatment & Visit
  • Comprehensive Dentistry for All Ages
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Dental Checkups & Teeth Cleanings

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The American Dental Association, as well as our team at Bayville Dental Arts, advises patients to visit the dentist once every six months, or twice a year, for a professional dental checkup and teeth cleaning. These preventive appointments are designed to spot the early signs of problems so we can address them before they have a chance to progress and lead to more permanent damage to your smile. We’ll also conduct an oral cancer screening at these visits, allowing us to spot signs of this disease before it can spread and become harder to treat.

Dentistry for Children

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Whether you’re looking for a dentist for yourself or your child, you’ll be glad to know that we see patients of all ages and offer several kid-friendly preventive dentistry services, including fluoride treatments and dental sealants. Our goal is to help protect your favorite smile from the threat of cavities and ensure that it’s developing properly. Our gentle and friendly team is also excellent at putting little ones’ anxieties about visiting the dental office to rest!

Fluoride Treatment

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Fluoride is a naturally derived mineral that’s produced by rocks and found throughout nature, including in fresh fruits and vegetables, the soil, and the air. However, most people are familiar with fluoride because they know it’s added to community water sources. This is because of its enamel-strengthening properties, helping to protect your teeth from the threat of decay. Regardless of age, countless patients can benefit from this quick and easy application of a fluoridated gel onto the teeth.

Dental Sealants

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Dental sealants are ideal for both children and adults who are at a higher risk of developing cavities, whether that’s due to worn-down tooth enamel or still learning how to properly care for their pearly whites. The sealants are clear coatings that are brushed over the top biting surfaces of molars and hardened, creating a smooth surface that stops food debris and bacteria from collecting in their pits and grooves.

Athletic Mouthguards / Sportsguards

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If you or your child participate in contact sports that put your teeth in harm’s way, getting a customized sportsguard is a priceless investment. It can help keep your teeth and jaw protected, drastically minimizing the chances of an unexpected visit to the emergency dentist. They’re crafted from durable acrylic that withstands regular wear and is easy to clean, making it the athletic companion!

Nightguards for Bruxism

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Do you wake up with a sore jaw or a persistent headache? Have you noticed that your teeth look ground-down or flat? These are some of the most common signs of bruxism or the nightly grinding and clenching of teeth. With time, this stress on your teeth and jaw could lead to serious secondary issues, including TMJ disorder and dental damage. We can craft a custom-fitted nightguard that you can wear as you sleep to cushion your jaw joints, muscles, and pearly whites, preventing harm to your smile.